The Knoxville Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a shooting that occurred overnight on Old Weisgarber Road.
At around 2 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022, KPD officers responded to the area of the 1300 block of Old Weisgarber Road, where they found a man who had been shot at least one time. The victim was transported to the UT Medical Center for serious injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. It was reported that the victim and a witness were riding motorized skateboards on Old Weisgarber when a car pulled up, and the occupants exited and shot the victim following a possible attempted robbery. The suspects, who have not yet been identified, then drove away from the scene.
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to contact East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers by calling 865-215-7165 or texting **TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous and be eligible to receive a cash reward.